Quick preview on Christmas 2011 (that early?!)

 

 

Lovely puzzle – a quick preview on one of the wonderful toys that will be available for Christmas  2011 at Nature&Decouvertes

Wired

 

via paolo rinaldi‘s carnets

left, acapulco rocking chair by greenpointworks
www.greenpointworks.com

right, mezzanine, cage à oiseaux et aquarium pour poissons
projet constance guisset
www.constanceguisset.com

Katy Leigh's ceramics

 

Ceramics by artist Katy Leigh. Spotted at the fun space “Supermarket Sarah” – Selfridges, London (ground level).

Also available here.

8 wonder products from Noeuf.fr

 

 

Plenty of fun things on Noeuf.fr – Here’s Pirouette’s selection


1. Jelly Trench coat “A for Apple”2. Combinaison Ibiza Rose “Le Marchand d’Etoiles”3. Sweat Lapin “Bobo Choses”4. Hochet oiseau Octavio “Blabla kids”5. Pull Hug Me “Oeuf NY”6. Mobile Mr. Mustache “Jäll & Tofta”7. Sticker Madame sous la Pluie “Poisson Bulle”8. Simberlina doll “Haciendo el Indio”


http://blog.noeuf.fr/


Wish list of things found on the net

 

Make a wish list of 5 things found round the net!“. This question was sent to me last week by Santa Bindemane, author of Kids-Gazette. The bi-lingual (Latvian/English), Riga-based blog features all sorts of wonderful things including “non-standard solutions for everyday life”. My selection included a fun green bean bag from Serendipity, yellow salt water sandals from  Sweet Williams (my girls favorites since our New York days) and a frog kite from Petit Pan. Click here to see the full selection/article.

 

Getting the house ready…

Getting the house ready for Jasmine’s 7th birthday. Celebrating all day : fifteen girls,  fairy princess and face painter in the morning, five boys for a Star Wars screening and lego in the afternoon. Wish me luck…(and don’t ask about the sexist segmentation; Jamine’s choice!).


Fouta? What's a fouta?

 

 

A year ago I didn’t know what a fouta was. I just knew that I loved light bathroom towels like the honey comb ones of my Swiss grandmother, or the ones I used in chic hotels and hammam places in Morocco.  Today, I have a house full of them, and I use them in every occasion, as home or beach towels, sarong, bed throws, picnic blanket.  Foutas are absorbent, lightweight and wash brilliantly. The best provider I’ve found so far is www.febronie.com : excellent quality, great choice of colors, and foutas in children’s sizes. Fouta’s Folie…

For wholesale inquiries, email contact@febronie.com

Latvian polar bear

I had a total crush on this white bear, made in Latvia.
Handmade in 100% wool felted, it measures 45 cm (17″) and is the ideal decor  companion.

Available on Etsy – Thanks to e-glue for bringing it to my attention!

Make your own monster with Donna Wilson

Raining? Scared that the bored children might give those cute dolls a make over or, even worse, a hair cut? Opt for this fun d-y-i kit by design awarded Donna Wilson – Each pack contains a pre-stitched creature shape, stuffing + felt bits + bobs and step by step instructions. No sewing skills required. All monster kits are unique, the Monster shown is only to give an idea what a monster could look like. Price £15.60. www.donnawilson.com

 

Decorate and celebrate with Pom-Pom-Factory

 

 

If you are looking for ideas to create shop windows or party decorations, you might love the paper flowers by Pom-Pom-Factory.

They are available in many colours and sizes, versatile and reasonably priced.

www.pompomfactory.com

Available at Bobo Kids, 29 Elystan Street, London

 

Wire and paper

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano Mobile

Cushion Therapy

Combi scooterfiets 1

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“We love to design products that make people happy. Nothing more, nothing less” claims the website home page of Dutch brand  Colorique. I haven’t had a chance to buy one of their cushions yet, but I really enjoy seeing them in picture. The Colorique collections are produced by a little factory in Jaipur, India. To find out more, visit www.colorique.com.


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